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Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher and highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, such as How Big is Too Small?, Little Cat and the Big Red Bus, Today We Have No Plans, and Go Go and the Silver Shoes. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award and the Aurealis Award. Her books have also been shortlisted in the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards.
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Books by Jane Godwin
Arno and his Horse is a beautifully written rhyming text, matched with exquisite illustrations, that explores love, memory, loss and the power objects can hold.
Don’t forget to make your bed,
and wear socks that fit your feet…
Don’t forget to care, to play,
To run, to laugh…
Sometimes, we need to remember all the things we can do to be part of the world. Small things, like offering a smile. And bigger things, like hoping, dreaming, imagining…
Best Suited 3-7 Years
Splash into summer with this glorious love letter to the seasons. Combining Jane Godwin’s sparkling text and Alison Lester’s whimsical watercolours, Sing Me the Summer celebrates those precious everyday moments that stay with us forever.
A beautiful and timely coming-of-age story about finding out who you are in the face of crisis and change.
Best suited 3+ years
A big sister marvels at how she will always be older than her baby brother, no matter how much he grows.
Best Suited for ages 5-10 years
One shoe – this one is blue Two feet stand on a seat Three balls bouncing around Two in the air and one on the ground Share, laugh and learn in this bright and joyful exploration of counting and number concepts. (Oh, and look out for the other shoe!)
2020 YABBA Shortlisted
Best Suited for ages 12+ years
Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change.